So Wait, Why Aren't There More Women Writers In Late Night Again?

November 21, 2014 9:22 PM

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The 2014 New York Comedy Festival had a lot of incredible shows featuring women. A panel discussion called “Women Aren’t Funny” brought together hilarious stand-ups, the (female) executive producer of “Louie” and “Orange Is the New Black” star Lea Delaria -- the first openly gay woman to break into late night on the original “Arsenio Hall Show” -- to speak openly about the state of women in comedy.

In addition to the panel, this year’s NYCF celebrated women with two more sold-out discussions led by the “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Broad City” creators, an all-female Time Out New York cover story and showcase, an incredibly brave stand-up set by the inimitable Tig Notaro and a Carnegie Hall perfor...

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